Ramak Roohipourmoallai

Ramak Roohipourmoallai, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY

About Ramak Roohipourmoallai

Dr Ramak Roohipourmoalli is a UF health ophthalmologist. She has practiced ophthalmology since 2004 and specializes in the management of vitreoretinal diseases, vitreoretinal surgery, and pediatric retinal disease.

After earning her medical degree at Tehran Azad University in Iran in 2000, she completed a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in retinal disease at Farabi eye hospital, Tehran University of Medical University (TUMS), where she later served as director of residency training program and the head of retinopathy of prematurity department. She also completed her fellowship in vitreoretinal research at Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Roohipourmoallai’s clinical interest include eye problems specifically vitreoretinal problems in adults and children.

She has conducted several clinical trials and has co-authored over 75 peer -reviewed articles and book chapters related to retina and vision science. Her other clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age related macular degeneration, management of complex retinal detachment and macular surgery.

Accomplishments

The best article in Farabi Eye Festival
2013 · Chams
The best young researcher in Farabi Eye Festival
2011 · Chams

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology

Publications

2021
Ocular complications following intravitreal bevacizumab injection for retinopathy of prematurity and assessment of risk factors.
International journal of retina and vitreous. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40942-020-00276-3. [PMID] 33431069.
2021
TOPICAL DORZOLAMIDE FOR CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA IN BIETTI CRYSTALLINE RETINAL DYSTROPHY.
Retinal cases & brief reports. 15(3):306-309 [DOI] 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000792. [PMID] 30028788.
2019
Evaluation of computer-based retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) education for ophthalmology residents: a randomized, controlled, multicenter study.
Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 23(2):86.e1-86.e7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaapos.2018.11.008. [PMID] 30885809.
2019
Fuchs’ Uveitis in Iranian Patients: A Review of 89 Eyes.
Ocular immunology and inflammation. 27(7):1077-1085 [DOI] 10.1080/09273948.2018.1500612. [PMID] 30059646.
2019
Incidence and Risk Factors for Post-Intravitreal Injection Endophthalmitis in a Modified Operating Room Setting.
Ocular immunology and inflammation. 27(8):1314-1321 [DOI] 10.1080/09273948.2018.1526306. [PMID] 30303423.
2019
Management of Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia Type 2.
Ophthalmology and therapy. 8(2):155-175 [DOI] 10.1007/s40123-019-0170-1. [PMID] 30788805.
2019
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Iran.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 14(3):291-298 [DOI] 10.18502/jovr.v14i3.4785. [PMID] 31660108.
2019
Successful treatment of tubercular multifocal serpiginous-like choroiditis without use of anti-inflammatory drugs: A case report with multimodal imaging.
Journal of current ophthalmology. 31(2):229-233 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joco.2018.08.003. [PMID] 31317106.
2019
The Accuracy of Digital Imaging in Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Iran: A Pilot Study.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 14(1):38-41 [DOI] 10.4103/jovr.jovr_187_17. [PMID] 30820285.
2019
The Effect of Panretinal Photocoagulation (PRP) versus Intravitreal Bevacizumab (IVB) Plus PRP on Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Thickness Analyzed by Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 14(2):157-163 [DOI] 10.4103/jovr.jovr_160_17. [PMID] 31114652.
2018
An investigation on optic nerve head involvement in Fuchs uveitis syndrome using optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography.
Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. 256(12):2421-2427 [DOI] 10.1007/s00417-018-4125-3. [PMID] 30178139.
2018
Comparison of Intravitreal Bevacizumab and Laser Photocoagulation in the Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Ophthalmology. Retina. 2(9):942-948 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oret.2018.01.017. [PMID] 31047228.
2018
Efficacy of Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Zone I Type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 13(1):29-33 [DOI] 10.4103/jovr.jovr_198_16. [PMID] 29403586.
2018
Fibrin gel as a scaffold for photoreceptor cells differentiation from conjunctiva mesenchymal stem cells in retina tissue engineering.
Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology. 46(4):805-814 [DOI] 10.1080/21691401.2017.1345922. [PMID] 28691584.
2018
Idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 2: A six-year study with multimodal imaging of a presumed unilateral case.
Journal of current ophthalmology. 30(4):368-373 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joco.2018.01.003. [PMID] 30555973.
2018
Intravitreal bevacizumab alone or combined with 1 mg triamcinolone in diabetic macular edema: a randomized clinical trial.
International ophthalmology. 38(2):585-598 [DOI] 10.1007/s10792-017-0496-4. [PMID] 28349504.
2018
Quantitative measurement of vascular density and flow using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in patients with central retinal vein occlusion: Can OCTA help in distinguishing ischemic from non-ischemic type?
International journal of retina and vitreous. 4 [DOI] 10.1186/s40942-018-0152-9. [PMID] 30607260.
2018
Role of combined phacoemulsification and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in prevention of postoperative macular edema in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Journal of current ophthalmology. 30(3):245-249 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joco.2018.04.004. [PMID] 30197955.
2017
Association of serum lipid levels with retinal hard exudate area in African Americans with type 2 diabetes.
Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. 255(3):509-517 [DOI] 10.1007/s00417-016-3493-9. [PMID] 27632216.
2017
Clinical, Adaptive Optics Imaging and Electrophysiologic Outcomes in Autoimmune Retinopathy Patients with Rituximab
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 58(8):1234-1234
2017
Early Performance on an Eye Surgery Simulator Predicts Subsequent Resident Surgical Performance
Journal of Surgical Education. 74(6):1105-1115
2017
Outcomes in Autoimmune Retinopathy Patients Treated With Rituximab REPLY
American Journal of Ophthalmology. 183:166-167 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.09.013. [PMID] 28941647.
2016
CHOROIDAL THICKNESS CHANGES IN PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY TREATED WITH PANRETINAL PHOTOCOAGULATION VERSUS PANRETINAL PHOTOCOAGULATION WITH INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB.
Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.). 36(10):1997-2005 [DOI] 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001027. [PMID] 27046456.
2016
Comparison of Refractive Error Changes in Retinopathy of Prematurity Patients Treated with Diode and Red Lasers.
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde. 235(3):173-8 [DOI] 10.1159/000443844. [PMID] 26915028.
2016
Complement factor H and LOC387715/ARMS2/HTRA1 variant’s frequencies and phenotypic associations in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, a pilot study.
Journal of current ophthalmology. 28(1):32-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joco.2016.01.003. [PMID] 27239600.
2016
Current Treatment Modalities of JIA-associated Uveitis and its Complications: Literature Review.
Ocular immunology and inflammation. 24(4):431-9 [DOI] 10.3109/09273948.2015.1115878. [PMID] 26765345.
2016
Efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab for zone-II retinopathy of prematurity.
Acta ophthalmologica. 94(6):e417-20 [DOI] 10.1111/aos.13008. [PMID] 27009449.
2016
Internet-based versus Conventional Referral System for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening in Iran.
Ophthalmic epidemiology. 23(5):292-7 [DOI] 10.3109/09286586.2015.1136653. [PMID] 27267654.
2016
Mini-scleral Contact Lens for Management of Poor Visual Outcomes after Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments Implantation in Keratoconus.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 11(3):252-7 [DOI] 10.4103/2008-322X.188400. [PMID] 27621780.
2016
Optical coherence tomography angiography in foveal hypoplasia
Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging. 47(12):1127-1131
2016
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY CHARACTERISTICS OF MACULAR EDEMA AND HARD EXUDATES AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH LIPID SERUM LEVELS IN TYPE 2 DIABETES.
Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.). 36(9):1622-9 [DOI] 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001022. [PMID] 26991647.
2016
Outcomes of vitrectomy, membranectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling in patients with refractory diabetic macular edema and non-tractional epiretinal membrane.
Journal of current ophthalmology. 28(4):199-205 [PMID] 27830204.
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2016
Retinopathy of prematurity screening criteria in Iran: new screening guidelines.
Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 101(4):F288-93 [DOI] 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309137. [PMID] 27073259.
2016
Subfoveal Choroidal Thickness after Panretinal Photocoagulation with Red and Green Laser in Bilateral Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Patients: Short Term Results.
Journal of ophthalmology. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/9364861. [PMID] 27595017.
2016
Successful Treatment Strategies in Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis-Associated Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis.
Cornea. 35(11):1459-1465 [PMID] 27362884.
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2015
Foveal Structure in Macula-off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment after Scleral Buckling or Vitrectomy.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 10(2):172-7 [DOI] 10.4103/2008-322X.163780. [PMID] 26425321.
2015
Multifocal Electroretinogram in Diabetic Macular Edema; Correlation with Visual Acuity and Optical Coherence Tomography.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 10(2):165-71 [DOI] 10.4103/2008-322X.163773. [PMID] 26425320.
2015
Need for Refinement of International Retinopathy of Prematurity Guidelines and Classifications.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 10(4):355-7 [DOI] 10.4103/2008-322X.176902. [PMID] 27051477.
2015
Outcomes of Cataract Surgery at a Referral Center.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 10(3):250-6 [DOI] 10.4103/2008-322X.170358. [PMID] 26730309.
2013
Associations of refractive amblyopia in a population of Iranian children
International Journal of Optomechatronics. 6(3):167-172
2013
Nerve fiber layer thickness in eyes treated with red versus green laser in proliferative diabetic retinopathy: short-term results.
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde. 230(4):195-200 [DOI] 10.1159/000354101. [PMID] 24080858.
2013
Preliminary Efficacy of Autologous Plasmin Injection in Pediatric Vitrectom
. 25(1):53-58
2013
Regression patterns in treated retinoblastoma with chemotherapy plus focal adjuvant therapy.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 60(4):599-604 [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.24333. [PMID] 23034769.
2012
The role of demographic characteristics in the outcomes of cataract surgery and gender roles in the uptake of postoperative eye care: a hospital-based study.
Ophthalmic epidemiology. 19(4):242-8 [DOI] 10.3109/09286586.2012.691600. [PMID] 22775281.
2011
A Review on Local Chemotherapy for Treatment of Retinoblastoma
BINA. 16(263):159-165
2011
Postscleral Fenestration Zonulysis in A Patient with Idiopathic Uveal Effusion Syndrome Misdiagnosed as A Ring Melanoma of Ciliary Body
. 23(4)
2010
Characteristics of advanced stages of retinopathy of prematurity
Journal of Current Ophthalmology. 22(2):19-24
2010
Chemoreduction in the Management of Intraocular Retinoblastoma Using New International Classification
. 22(1):31-35
2010
Screening for retinopathy of prematurity: the role of educating the parents
Journal of Current Ophthalmology. 22(2):13-18
2010
Toxic effect of intravitreal carboplatin detected by flattened electeroretinogram in a patient with retinoblastoma treated by chemoreduction and local treatments
. 22(3):57-60
2010
Ultrasound biomicroscopy of conventional and sutureless (23, 25-gauge) sclerotomy sites after pars plana vitrectomy
. 22(3)
2009
Anatomical Outcome of 25-Gauge Vitrectomy Associated with Scleral Buckling in Stage 5 Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Case Series Study
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 4(3):185-190
2009
Premacular hemorrhage in Valsalva retinopathy: a study of 21 cases
. 21(3):11-16
2009
Retinopathy of prematurity in infants with late retinal examination.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 4(1):24-8 [PMID] 23056670.
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2009
Surgical management in advanced stages of retinopathy of prematurity; our experience.
Journal of ophthalmic & vision research. 4(3):185-90 [PMID] 23198072.
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2008
A Case Series Study of Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis: Clinical Description and ERG Findings
. 20(3):33-38
2008
Bevacizumab-augmented retinal laser photocoagulation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy: a randomized double-masked clinical trial.
European journal of ophthalmology. 18(2):263-9 [PMID] 18320520.
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2008
Incidence and risk factors of retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary eye hospital in Tehran.
The British journal of ophthalmology. 92(11):1446-9 [DOI] 10.1136/bjo.2008.145136. [PMID] 18728050.
2008
Incidence, severity and risk factors for retinopathy of Prematurity in premature infants with late retinal examination
Journal of Ophthalmology. 13(4):412-417

Education

Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Research
2014-2015 · Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery
2005-2007 · Farabi Eye Hospital, Medical School of Tehran University
Residency in Ophthalmology
2000-2004 · Tehran University of Medical Sciences
MD
1991-1998 · Medical School of Tehran Azad University